Study Hall Educational Foundation wins Social Entrepreneur of the year 2017 award


The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced Urvashi Sahni founder of Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF) as the winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award.

The Award was conferred by Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India in the presence of over 300 participants at a high-profile gathering in New Delhi today night.

Urvashi Sahni was awarded for contribution in the field of education that includes, empowers and builds leaders among disadvantaged girls. Aided by technology, policy push and partnerships with the Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh Govt., SHEF has scaled its model of education to 900 Govt. schools. It has trained 5000 teachers and impacted 1,50,000 girls directly and 2,70,000 girls indirectly in the hotbeds of poverty and gender discrimination.

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Union Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu presents the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award

Union Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, presenting the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2017 Award

Dr. Urvashi Sahni’s book Reaching for the Sky now available on Amazon

Transforming the Lives of Marginalized Girls in Patriarchal Societies

Since 2003 a privately funded high school has provided desperately needed education for girls from impoverished families in Lucknow, the capital and largest city in Uttar Pradesh, in northeast India. Urvashi Sahni, the founder of Prerna Girls School, tells the stories of how the school has changed the lives of more than 5,000 girls and their families. Most important, this book tells those stories from the perspectives of the girls themselves, rather than through a remote academic perspective.

The book focuses on how gender equality can be achieved in a patriarchal society through education. It shows how girls learn to be equal and autonomous persons in school as part of their official curriculum and how they use this learning to transform their lives and those of their families. The book’s central argument is that education can be truly transformative if it addresses the everyday reality of girls’ lives and responds to their special needs and challenges with respect and care.

Although Reaching for the Sky describes just one relatively small school in one corner of India, the book’s message and the stories it tells will interest anyone concerned about the necessity of girls’ education, especially in developing countries. The lives of the girls at Prerna Girls School are largely representative of those of millions of girls living in poor contexts in countries where patriarchal structures and norms prevail.

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Reaching for the Sky: Empowering Girls Through Education Kindle Edition Click here

Vidyasthali School organises Mango Fest

The students of Vidyasthali School observed August 17, 2017 as Mango Day. The students of Prep and Nursery enjoyed slurpy mango juices, sang rhymes in honour of the fruit, drew and coloured images of their ‘Khaas Aam’. They also tasted the other varieties and enjoyed different flavours. Students wore outfits in the varied hues of yellow, green and orange. It was indeed a fulfilled day for the teenie boppers!
Swasth Mansikta aur Samajik Jaagrookta humara lakshya. So, determined in their efforts to resolve social issues and change mindsets … Vidyasthali students present their perception of Together We Win. With great confidence, they expressed the theme with tremendous elan. The social issues of eve-teasing, throwing of garbage, gender inequality, to standing up for equal rights…. every move…every action of the dancers symbolised confidence and determination to rise up against injustice firmly believing in the age-old saying-Unity is Strength.

Study Hall Educational Foundation family celebrates Independence Day,

Study Hall Educational Foundation family celebrated 71st Independence Day, 15th August 2017  with great zeal and fervour.
The students and staff of Study Hall School, Prerna Girls School, Dosti School, Centre for Learning and NIOS school, Vidhyasthali School and Digital Study Hall observed the national festival at their respective units. All the teachers dressed up in beautiful tri-coloured attires. Various activities were also held to mark the auspicious occasion.

Day Care at The Prep School

The Prep school provides full day care programme for children between the age group of 9 months to 8 years.

The full day care program has been designed to provide a facility for parents who would like to see their child be comfortable and safe, while they are at their workplaces. It allows mothers to return to their workplaces without compromising on the quality of care and love their little ones get. We strive to ensure that we provide a safe, healthy and nurturing space for children to learn and grow.

Fee Schedule

Timings

Fees

8:00 am – 6:00 pm (Full Day)

Rs 5500/- per month

12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Half Day)

Rs 3500/- per month

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Rs 2500/- per month


Rules And Regulations

  • Age Group 9 months to 8 years
  • Registration Fee  – Rs 2000/- + Rs 500/- Security (Refundable)
  • Fee has to be paid before the 1st of each month.
  • A late Fee of Rs 30/- per day will be charged after the 1st.
  • Late pick-up per half-an-hour is Rs 100/-
  • Day Care opens from Monday – Saturday.
  • Saturday Timings : 8:00 am -2:00 pm ( 3rd  Saturday will be closed.).

 

* Children issues/ problems at the Day Care are dealt with care, concern and affection.

* Parents are welcome to participate in the children’s activities at the centre.

* Any kind of queries, apprehensions, complaints or suggestions are to be directed to the Coordinator.  The Coordinator will promptly attend to the queries/ concerns.

*All activities will be scheduled and carried out in a routine manner.  However, the deviation can occur if the need arises.

* Birthday celebrations can take place in the Day Care. Eats and crockery to be provided by the parents. Only parents, Grand-parents and siblings are allowed in the celebration.

* The Day Care working hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

* Parents are requested to pick up their child latest by 6 p.m. However, an unavoidable delay by 5 mins. is acceptable – if it goes beyond, then a late pick-up of fee Rs 100/- per half an hour will be levied.

Checklist

  • Change of clothes.
  • Extra Diapers for diaper babies.
  • One hand towel.
  • Kindly write the name of the child on all the clothes, towel, bag, water bottles and tiffin, etc.
  • A small kit with a comb, any cream or talc the child is using.

Meals

  • Parents are requested to provide food & snacks for children. An evening snack like biscuit/ fruit will be provided by us.
  • Clean RO drinking water is available. Drinking water bottles have to be provided by the parents.
  • Feeding bottles and water bottles for babies to be sterilized at home.
  • Toddlers and babies will be fed by the Care givers. And, at the same time toddlers will be encouraged and helped to eat independently.
  • In case, any kind of food spoilage is detected by us, we will notify the parents and provide something, on request.

Food Schedule

  1. Breakfast
  2. Pre Lunch snack
  3. Lunch
  4. Evening snacks

Medical

  • It is compulsory for parents to apprise the Coordinator about health issues, if any.
  • If the child is suffering from any communicable diseases such as viral fever, common cold, chicken pox, measles, etc.  He/ She must not be sent to the Day Care in the interest of other children.
  • We are ready to administer prescribed medicines to children, as per written instructions of the parents and a copy of the prescription.
  • Please inform the Day Care if your child is suffering from any allergies.
  • The parents will be informed if the child is running temperature. Medicine (Paracetamol) will be administered only on parent’s permission. The child must be picked up from the Day Care within an hour of intimidation.

Pick Up

The child will be handed over only to his/ her parents or someone who has been authorized by parents to pick up. In case a new person is sent to pick up the child. We should be notified well in advance.